Lies Our Parents Tell Us As Kids

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Apart from the obvious like ‘you were bought into the world by a stalk’ or ‘if you tell me the truth you won’t get into trouble’, there are a lot of myths from our childhood that seem to stick around.
The question is…are they fact or fiction?

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Why you’re going to turn into your parents

Sorry guys, it’s inevitable that we will all turn into old farts[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5Mwf6glMDg&feature=youtu.be%5D

Formication, syzygy, floccinaucinihilipilification- weird and wonderful words

I have come across some peculiar words in the past that I’d now like to share with you, so if you’ve got a hankering for etymology then you’re in the right place.
I’ll even attempt to use them in a sentence too.

Floccinaucinihilipilification

Starting with the longest word first, floccinaucinihilipilification is beyond a tongue twister. It means to judge something asworthless. It is a combinationof four Latin words: flocci, nauci, nihili, pilifi. All of which mean ‘for a small price’ or ‘nothing’.

E.g. Through the art of floccinaucinihilipilification I have concluded that after staring in his 5th kids Christmas movie, Tim Allen’s career is now worth nothing.

Formication

Not forNication, forMication. Formication is the term that describes a sensation that feels like insects are crawling on your skin. It can be a side effect of Ritalin or an onset of menopause.

E.g. I would rather feel the sensation of formication for 5hours straight than sweat BBQ sauce for a day.

Syzygy

This has a couple of meanings but the gist of it is two or more things combining- whether it be the pairing of chromosomes during meiosis or  the aligning of the sun, earth and moon.

E.g. After finding that their soulmate was in fact their pet, these people performed syzygy and merged with their furry friends.

Why Are Yawns Contagious?

55% of people wil yawn after seeing someone else yawn…but why?

Why do girls like Ryan Gosling?

Why do girls like Ryan Gosling so much more than guys do?
This short video uses psychological research to explain my theory on why girls are so much more obsessed with Gosling than guys are.

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